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University Museum of Natural History

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Address: Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-272950
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Description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features...
Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries.
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You move from the Pitt Rivers into the Natural History. Great time as there were displays from varying local societies

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

You move from the Pitt Rivers into the Natural History. Great time as there were displays from varying local societies

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building, the columns upstairs of various British stones was especially noteworthy. We liked the hands on displays, and enjoyed stroking the stuffed fox currently on their information desk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

the outside looks like a happy elf designed it and i wanted to take the free tour that highlights all the nature motifs carved into the stonework, it even has a crazy tall pine tree on the lawn - when you walk in its stunning with high glass ceilings and glass cases everywhere - its dinosaur bones are first to... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Visited for the day with my mum, I had been once before, years ago on a school trip and I remembered it being good back then. We walked from the bus station on George St, it only took about 15 minutes at a slow amble and could easily be walked in 10 minutes. We spent about 3 hours in the... More 

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Oxford
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've known and loved this gothic building for nearly 40 years but since its recent restoration it's moved from wow to WOW; it's light, not drab and it's a national treasure. Not just the building but the inspired layout of the exhibits. Yes, there's plastic T. rex (Oh do grow up) but if you want to find out about animal... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Having been born & bred in Oxford this museum has a very special place in our hearts visiting numerous time as a child & adult it never fails to impress even now we visit with our grandchildren. It is a beautiful building that you can spend endless hours exploring the weird & wonderful

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Kingston, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This museum is full of interesting things. Birds nests collected from chimneys, a dodo skeleton and painting from when they were alive, specimens collected by Darwin, fossils from underneath Oxford, lovely polished marble columns, whale and dino skeletons. And in the back of it is the Pitt Rivers Museum which is full of weird human-derived things (tools for using betel,... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Brilliant and it's free to enter with so many interesting facts and things to look at. Staff very well informed if you have any questions

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We enjoyed all the items on show. Plenty of interest for everyone. Family friendly easy to get to. Would go back

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was the only museum we visited in Oxford and we could have spent a whole day there. The artefacts from ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece were amazing and to think it's all free

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